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Grandson turned 18 and all child support payments stopped. Do you stop collection on payments in arrears?

Q) We had guardianship of our grandson for 8 years. The Courts awarded child support from both mother and father, both are in great arrears. When our grandson turned 18 and graduated school all child support payments stopped and we stopped getting statements. However our account was charged even though no monies were collected. Do you stop collection on payments in arrears once the child turns 18?

A) Rules for Back Child Support: Regardless of state differences on the age of majority, once the child is officially considered an adult, the custodial parent will not be owed any new child support payments. However, any outstanding payments are still collectible provided the parent files a court order. Source: https://family-law.freeadvice.com/family-law/child_support/back_child_support.htm




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  1. I do not know who the heavy black lady is in the office that works up in the Stuttgart office, but she is horrible! She is so rude and acts like it annoys the mess out of her to have to answer any questions at all. I don’t know why they would have such an awful troll answering the phones up there. It’s bad enough that the other parent is not doing what they need to do to help with the responsibilities that they should be. And to have to deal with her when you are trying to get her and her stank attitude is just about too much. I’m almost positive that I’m not the only one who has had to deal with her negativity when they called in, I can’t be!

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